@inproceedings{Woeginger2001ExactAF,
title={Exact Algorithms for NP-Hard Problems: A Survey},
author={Gerhard J. Woeginger},
booktitle={Combinatorial Optimization},
year={2001}
}

We discuss fast exponential time solutions for NP-complete problems. We survey known results and approaches, we provide pointers to the literature, and we discuss several open problems in this area. The list of discussed NP-complete problems includes the travelling salesman problem, scheduling under precedence constraints, satisfiability, knapsack, graph coloring, independent sets in graphs, bandwidth of a graph, and many more.Â